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Psychotherapy, Psychological Treatments and the Addictions

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G. E. Vaillant, C. Dare, G. Gorrell Barnes, G. Edwards, S. Davidson, E. Asen, H. Ratner, D. Yandoli, R. Williams, M. Gossop, R. Davidson, S. Sutton, W. Falkowski, K. Norton, J. Stern
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  • Date Published: February 1996
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521553575

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  • Treatment of an ever increasing variety of addictive behaviors owes much to a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches that have tended to roll continuously in and out of fashion. Over recent years, an initiative has been established to appraise critically the use of psychotherapy in all areas of psychiatry. This work serves as a timely review of psychological treatments in the addictions field and provides a rare combination of expertise both from addiction specialists and those who use psychotherapeutic approaches to solve a wide range of personal problems. Its coverage includes contextual ideas that are basic to the choice of approach to therapy, and an exploration of particular treatment strategies. Throughout, this volume provides authoritative statements while engaging the reader in the excitement of debate. It forms a valuable reference that is sure to appeal to a wide range of practitioners and researchers concerned with alcohol and drug abuse.

    • Unique integrative and critical approach from both psychotherapists and addiction specialists.
    • A timely review providing authoritative statement and stimulating debate
    • Contributors have international reputation, most notably G Vaillant.
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    ' … always thought-provoking … reads well, thanks to the skill and experience of the editors.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521553575
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.528kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Backgrounds to Therapeutic Understanding:
    1. Addictions over the life course: therapeutic implications G. E.Vaillant
    2. Psychotherapy and the life cycle: individual and family C. Dare
    3. Personal strengths and vulnerability in family and social context G. Gorrell Barnes
    4. Therapy in the eye of history: three episodes from the 19th century experience G. Edwards
    Part II. Treatments:
    5. Psychotherapy: why do some need more and some need less? S. Davidson
    6. Addictive behaviour: the next clinic appointment G. Edwards
    7. Advances in families and couples therapy E. Asen
    8. Solution focused brief therapy: a co-operative approach to work with clients H. Ratner and D.Yandoli
    9. Recent developments in cognitive and behavioural therapies R.Williams
    10. Cognitive and behavioural treatments for substance misuse M. Gossop
    11. Motivational issues in the treatment of addictive behaviour R. Davidson
    12. Can 'stages of change' provide guidance in the treatment of addictions? A critical examination of Prochaska and Di Clemente's model S. Sutton
    13. Group therapy and the addictions W. F alkowski
    14. Alcoholics Anonymous as a mirror held up to nature G. Edwards
    15. How therapeutic communities work K. Norton
    16. A small group experience J. Stern.

  • Editors

    Griffith Edwards, Institute of Psychiatry, London

    Christopher Dare, Institute of Psychiatry, London


    G. E. Vaillant, C. Dare, G. Gorrell Barnes, G. Edwards, S. Davidson, E. Asen, H. Ratner, D. Yandoli, R. Williams, M. Gossop, R. Davidson, S. Sutton, W. Falkowski, K. Norton, J. Stern

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